The Future is Data: Capitalising on the Power of Smart Data and Digital Ecosystems
We often hear about the increasing importance of data and analytics for businesses. But are we leveraging on them effectively to create innovative data-driven business models? Embracing digital technology is not just about spot-healing changes and investing in the digital arena but fully capturing the different value that digital technologies offer.
Join the panel of speakers who will share insights on data as the main driver for growth and the impact on business in a data-rich environment.
Click on the speakers photos on the right to view their respective profiles.
Dr Bryan TanChief Scientist, Carro
As Carro’s Chief Scientist, Bryan Tan leads technological innovations in Carro’s Southeast Asia operations for various countries in South East Asia, each with unique market dynamics. This includes the wide deployment of data analytics and statistics, data modelling and machine learning to actualise business objectives.
Data is a vital ingredient in market disruption. Here at Carro, we harness data, science and tech to drive innovative projects like Carro Anywhere, Singapore’s first contactless car selling platform. Technical advances include usage-based insurance on mileage and even usage based insurance leveraging on telematics, computer vision and engine sound analysis to reduce subjectivity in manual inspection.
This tech-centric approach has been a leading factor in establishing Carro as a top used car marketplace in Asia. Carro has experienced an impressive rate of expansion, achieving a landmark unicorn status in 2021. Their remarkable valuation has bolstered their financial services and set the stage for additional regional expansion and accelerated AI development.
Bryan is also an established academic, obtaining his PhD from the University of Cambridge in Earth Science. He has taught and spoken at renowned academic institutions including Goldschmidt-Paris, University of Cambridge, Oxford University and Australian-ANSTO on a wide variety of topics ranging from nuclear physics to computer engineering. He is also an esteemed associate/ fellow of professional organisations such as The Geological Society, London, The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore, Society of Medical Physicists (Singapore) etc.
Liau Eng Soon Cluster Director, Digital Utilities Cluster, Sectoral Transformation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)Liau Eng SoonCluster Director, Digital Utilities Cluster, Sectoral Transformation Group, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Liau Eng Soon joined IMDA from A*STAR in May 2020 as Cluster Director for Trade and Connectivity (T&C). Although Eng Soon is new to IMDA, the work areas are not new to him. He led the Industry Development Group (IDG) in A*STAR, where T&C was part of the portfolio. During his time in A*STAR, he worked with both MNCs and local enterprises, including SMEs, helping them with technology innovations and productivity improvement. He strongly believes that technology and digitalization will help our companies gain competitive advantages in the marketplace.
Eng Soon assumed Cluster Director for Digital Utilities in Apr 2022. In this new portfolio, he oversees the Digital Utilities Strategy, as well as the development of IMDA’s current suite of Digital Utilities – E-Invoice, TradeTrust and SGTraDex. He is also concurrently the CEO of SGTraDex Technologies Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of IMDA.
Eng Soon is an Aeronautical Engineer by training and he spent 20 years in the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Air Engineering Officer. He joined IMDA after spending 8 years in A*STAR.
Philip WeinerChief Data Officer, bolttech
Philip Weiner oversees the data insights function at bolttech. Over his career, Philip has used his passion and creativity to put customers’ needs first and create new and unique data-driven solutions. Prior to joining us, Philip worked in insurance and consulting across various functions including product, finance, and risk management.
When not in the office, he spends most of his time chasing his three young kids around his apartment.
Tay Woon Teck (Session Chair) Managing Director, Business Consulting & Head of Private Client Services, RSM Risk AdvisoryTay Woon Teck (Session Chair)Managing Director, Business Consulting & Head of Private Client Services, RSM Risk Advisory
Tay Woon Teck is currently the Managing Director of RSM’s Business Consulting and Head of Private Client Services. He consults and assists entrepreneurs to build a corporate culture of resilience. His area of work focuses on helping entrepreneurs discover and preserve value in their business, create or co-create values through innovation and digitalisation, rehabilitate ailing companies and recover from failures.
He works with our economic agencies to promote Singapore as a hub for global businesses, assist our entrepreneurs connect with ASEAN and the world through RSM network of firms. He is a frequent speaker on ASEAN, Internationalisation and Managing Digitalisation and Transformation.
He is currently a member of the Global Connect Committee under Singapore Business Federation; and a member of the Industry and Commerce Committee under Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a Board Director at the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language. He is the Chairman of The Chartered Management Institute, Singapore Branch, and the First Vice President of The Society of Modern Management.
Woon Teck currently teaches corporate governance and risk management in the School of Business (Accountancy) of the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He co-authored the “Doing Business in ASEAN” guide jointly published by RSM, Rajah & Tann Asia and United Overseas Bank in 2015 and 2016, as well as the booklet on “Building a Treasury Centre for Sustainable Growth” in 2018.